Hearts of Darkness: Torturing Children in the War on Terror

Hearts of Darkness: Torturing Children in the War on Terror

by Henry A. Giroux
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594518254

ISBN-13: 9781594518256

Pub. Date: 06/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

George W. Bush's war on terror defended torture as a matter of official policy and furthered an already emergent culture of cruelty. As torture became normalized in the Bush era, it not only corrupted American ideals and political culture, it also passed over to the dark side in sanctioning the unimaginable and unspeakable: the torture of children. This

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George W. Bush's war on terror defended torture as a matter of official policy and furthered an already emergent culture of cruelty. As torture became normalized in the Bush era, it not only corrupted American ideals and political culture, it also passed over to the dark side in sanctioning the unimaginable and unspeakable: the torture of children. This shocking book documents cases of child torture by American military personnel, many of which have never been reported in the media. Giroux raises serious challenges the Obama administration must address in light of this shameful period in American history if it wants to restore democratic culture. Going further than simply blaming those at the top, Hearts of Darkness also raises questions about the collusion of the media, educators, the criminal justice system and other institutions that have enabled a culture that accepts the torture of children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594518256
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Series:
The Radical Imagination
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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